tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC June 2, 2016 9:00pm-10:01pm PDT
basis. >> jeff history owe withes from the associated press, thanks for the time, appreciate it. that's going to do it for "all in." "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> thanks for filling in for me earlier this week. thanks at home for staying with us this next hour. boy, a lot happened today. today we saw the death of the beltway media myth that there is any meaningful resistance whatsoever between donald trump and the republican party. paul ryan, speaker of the house, he did wait a few weeks after donald trump became the republican party's presumptive nominee. but that's it. he does not appear to have influenced donald trump to change in any way. by waiting a few weeks to endorse him. honestly, there was never any real indication that paul ryan would end up withholding his endorsement from donald trump. but now that he has given donald
trump his endorsement today, the idea that the republican party has a leader other than donald trump, their standard-bearer, i think we can comfortably finally say that's over. in today's news, though, there was also a great reminder, a sort of shoot cough tee out your nose laughing reminder that although it took paul ryan a few weeks to get there, it took paul ryan a few weeks to acclimate to donald trump as the republican presidential nominee, took him a little while to get there, not everybody had to wait. there were some people who jumped on board with donald trump right at the beginning. way before it was even clear that he was going to win. like for example this guy. and i know, don't judge a book by its cover. i think it is safe to judge the guy posing on his maserati, the book cover. but that's him. his name is wayne allyn root. i don't know if that's his maserati. he was the libertarian party's
vice presidential nominee in 2008. a talk show conspiracy theorist. he says he was at columbia university when president obama was supposed to be a student there as well and he, wayne allyn root, says he is quite sure obama never really went to columbia university. i mean, this is a variety of obama conspiracy theory that's a little obscure but one that donald trump has really been enthusiastic about. it's a conspiracy theory about barack obama that donald trump was still peddling less than two years ago. people for the american way reposted this from donald trump just the other day. donald trump initially posted this in 2014. attention all hackers, you are hacking everything else so please hack obama's college records. destroyed? and check place of birth. this is 2014. this was after donald trump
supposedly gave up on the birder birther thing, right? he has always had the birther thing in reserve. he's never totally gone away from it. he has always liked this fairly obscure obama conspiracy theory that president obama maybe didn't really go to columbia university, his supposedly destroyed records from columbia. yeah, right. lots of obama conspiracy theories come from lots of places but that particular one that obama didn't go to columbia, that particular conspiracy theory comes from wayne allyn root. and donald trump has always liked that one. so much so that donald trump blurbed wayne allyn's book, the one with the maserati on the cover. "the power of relentless." this was donald trump's blurb for it. "opportunity is knocking and wayne root will show you how to seize it. you're in the right place with "the power of relent loose."
this is supposed to be all-caps with exclamation point. the power of relentless! so then in january at the start of the republican presidential primary this year, with the whole republican party supposedly so distressed by donald trump's success in the polls at that point, right? so against him. nobody endorsing him at that point. in january this year, donald trump looked around for somebody who would embrace him wholeheartedly, someone who might be able to introduce him at an event in nevada, ahead of the nevada caucuses. he turned to his old buddy who he had written that blurb for, he turned to the guy from "the power of relentless!" at this january event in nevada, donald trump had wayne allyn root introduce him. he did so in true trumpian style, by using the occasion of introducing donald trump at a donald trump campaign event with a plug for his own book.
>> we must fight with the power of relentless. we must never, ever action ever give up or give in. we must fight to the end to save this country. the greatest nation in world history. it's time to relentlessly defend america and american exceptionalism before it's gone forever. that describes the fight of donald trump. you and i love trump. because we know he'll go to washington and break it. >> oh, good. he'll break it. with the power of relentless! that was january. that was the power of relentless guy. when donald trump endorsers in the republican party were few and far between. but this guy, wayne allyn root, the conspiracy theorist with the power of relentless, said
president obama didn't go to columbia, he was an early adopter of the donald trump thing, early donald trump endorser. today that guy got the making fun of you equivalent of a moment in the sun at president obama's commencement address at the u.s. air force academy. >> we need smart, steady, principled american leadership. and part of leading wisely is seeing threats clearly. remember ebola? that was a serious threat and we took it seriously. but in the midst of it, there was hysteria. flights must be banned! quarantine citizens! these were actual quotes. seal the border! and my favorite. remove obama! or millions of americans die! that's an actual quote.
the thing is, when we panic, we don't make good decisions. >> president obama speaking at the air force academy today in colorado. when he said, remove obama or millions of americans die! he was quoting "the power of relentless" guy, wayne allyn root. in addition to "the power of relentless," in addition to claiming president obama didn't go to columbia, he said during the ebola crisis that if president obama wasn't somehow forcibly removed from office, we would all die from ebola. all of us. >> remove obama! or millions of americans die! that's an actual quote. >> that's an effective technique in a speech. to just let the other side's words hang out there on their own, unembellished. as actual literal quotes. while the audience laughs at them.
that's a very effective technique. and there has been consternation in the media, i think in politics as well, as to whether it's possible to hold donald trump accountable as a presidential candidate for the more ludicrous and preposterous things that he tends to say as a candidate. just because of the sheer number of things he's said that fit that bill. how do you hold him to account for those things, make him answer for those things? it's one thing for mitt romney to give one remark on how 47% of americans are moochers and parasite and the media and politicians chew a that for a month after mitt romney gets overheard saying that. that one comment. with donald trump, a 47% type comment would be a welcome respite on a day that might more typically include berating a judge for being latino, calling elizabeth warren pocahontas, saying saudi arabia should have nuclear weapons, not swearing off dropping nuclear bombs on europe, banning all muslims from
the united states, admitting he learns what he knows about national security from the tv shows he watches when they put the generals on. that's a typical day on the donald trump campaign trail this tide of one thing after another like that, do we get inured to it? there's starting to be media soul searching about that. i think there's political consternation over that. when you're that ridiculous, that frequently, do people stop being shocked? do we get inured? does nothing seem too shocking? does nothing seem too idiotic or dangerous or blatantly racist anymore? how do you make a candidate answer for those things he throws out there when he throws so much out there? how do you make it sink in for voters that he really truly has proposed all of this stuff? today, in what was i think inarguably her best speech of the presidential campaign,
hillary clinton did that to donald trump. and she did it the same way that president obama handled the trump conspiracy theorist as well by letting his own words speak for himself. just putting them out there unembellished, unedited, and letting people laugh at them. >> he says he doesn't have to listen to our generals or admirals, our ambassadors and other high officials, because he has "a very good brain." he also said, "i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me." you know what? i don't believe him. >> of course, she's as serious as a heart attack as she's giving this speech but the crowd is cheering and laughing at donald trump. the reason that works, both as a speech and as a lasting critique, is that she is not caricaturing donald trump to get
that reaction from that crowd, she's just quoting him directly, and that's deadly. >> i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. >> who are you consulting with consistently so that you're ready on day one? >> i'm speaking with myself. number one. because i have a very good brain. and i've said a lot of things. >> this speech today was the best speech yet of hillary clinton's presidential campaign. in part because i think she likes pressing her case on national security issues, for one. but also because it is just rhetorically deadly to be able to take your opponent's record, not embellish it, not dress it up, not make it seem worse than it is, not rounded up to the nearest funny thing about it. just take it as it is, string it together word for word literally, let it speak for itself, and let people respond. it's hard to do. but when it works, it is politically deadly.
>> this is a man who said that more countries should have nuclear weapons, including saudi arabia. >> we're better off frankly if south korea is going to start to protect itself. >> should saudi arabia have nuclear weapons? >> saudi arabia, definitely. >> we don't need nato. in its current form. nato is obsolete. >> he has said he would order our mill tea to carry out torture and the murder of civilians who are related to suspected terrorists, even though those are war crimes. >> with the terrorists, you have to take out their families. when you get those terrorists you have to take out their families. don't tell me it doesn't work. torture works, okay, folks? torture -- i have these guys, torture doesn't work. believe me, it works, okay? >> what would you do as commander in chief if the u.s. military refused to carry out those orders? >> they won't refuse. they're not going to refuse me,
believe me. >> but they're illegal -- >> the clinton campaign today simultaneously with this speech, they released essentially an annotated guide to the speech with direct quotes from donald trump. proving that she wasn't making it up, she wasn't embellishing, she wasn't rounding up to the nearest thing that would make an impact, she was hoisting him on his own words. having done that, she just let loose in a way we haven't seen her do before. >> the perso the republicans have nominated for president cannot do the job. [ cheers and applause ] donald trump's ideas aren't just different. they are dangerously incoherent. they're not even really ideas. just a series of bizarre rants,
personal feuds, and outright lies. [ cheers and applause ] he is not just unprepared. he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability, and immense responsibility. he praises dictators like vladimir putin and publics fights with our friends. including the british prime minister, the mayor of london, the german chancellor, the president of mexico, and the pope. he says he has foreign policy experience because he ran the miss universe pageant in russia. i have to say, i don't understand donald's bizarre fascination with dictators and strongmen who have no love for
america. he praised china for the tiananmen square massacre. he said it showed strength. he said if he would grading vladimir putin as a leader he'd give him an "a." now, i will leave it to the psychiatrists to explain his affection for tyrants. i just wonder how anyone could be so wrong about who america's real friends are. because it matters. if you don't know exactly who you're dealing with, men like putin will eat your lunch. it really matters that donald trump says things that go against our deepest-held values. it matters when he says he'll order our military to murder the families of suspected terrorists. during the raid to kill bin laden, when every second counted, our s.e.a.l.s took the
time to move the women and children in the compound to safety. donald trump may not get it, but that's what honor looks like. i remember being in the situation room with president obama debating the potential bin laden operation. the president's advisers were divided. the intelligence was compelling but far from definitive. and the risks of failure were daunting. the stakes were significant for our battle against al qaeda and our relationship with pakistan. most of all, the lives of those brave s.e.a.l.s and helicopter pilots hung in the balance. it was a decision only a president could make. and when he did, it was as crisp and courageous a display of leadership as i've ever seen. now imagine donald trump sitting
in the situation room. making life-or-death decisions on behalf of the united states. imagine him deciding whether to send your spouses or children into battle. imagine if he had not just his twitter account at his disposal when he's angry but america's entire arsenal. do we want him making those calls? someone thin-skinned and quick to anger who lashes out at the smallest criticism. do we want his finger anywhere near the button? there's no risk of people losing their lives if you blow up a golf course deal. but it doesn't work like that in world affairs. just like being interviewed on the same episode of "60 minutes" as putin was is not the same thing as actually dealing with putin.
so the stakes in global statecraft are infinitely higher and more complex than in the world of luxury hotels. we all know the tools donald trump brings to the table. bragging. mocking. composing nasty tweets. i'm willing to bet he's writing a few right now. >> hillary clinton today in san diego giving what i think is the best speech yet of her campaign. and of course to that last point, donald trump was actually tweeting at her at that very instant in her speech. "bad performance. bad performance." if it is a performance that we're watching. then truly, all bets are off in terms of what happens, right? if it's no longer politics and it's performing arts, i don't know how to predict who wins that. but if it is a presidential race, then hillary clinton
really did just step up her campaign significantly. and she did it by tacking him to the wall with his own unadorned statements. it's really hard to do that in politics. but she did it today over and over and over again. and that kind of an assault from a candidate is hard to rebut and hard to beat. we will see if trump even tries. hands? like finding new ways to be taken care of. home, car, life insurance obviously, ohhh... but with added touches you can't get everywhere else, like claim free rewards... or safe driving bonus checks. even a claim satisfaction guaranteeeeeeeeeee! in means protection plus unique extras only from an expert allstate agent. it's good to be in, good hands.
a week and a half ago the u.s. military killed the head of the taliban in a drone strike. last night the taliban named itself a new leader. today asked about this new head of the taliban, the top u.s. military spokesman in afghanistan said, "i don't believe we'll see peace talks any time in the short term with him." the reason that is about to hit home like a ton of bricks is because this week is when we are supposed to get the new recommendation from the u.s. military about how many american troops are going to stay in afghanistan even after president
obama leaves office. we've been told that it's this week we're getting that number. today's thursday. so presumably that means tomorrow we are about to be told that at a bare minimum the 10,000 americans who are still in afghanistan 15 years into that war, presumably tomorrow, we're about to be told that they're not coming home. not while president obama is still president, at least. so that means that's part what was the new president's going to start with. 10,000 americans already deployed in what will then be year 16 of the longest war we've ever fought. just in case you didn't already think stakes were high enough in this election. >> now imagine donald trump sitting in the situation room, making life-or-death decisions on behalf of the united states. imagine him deciding whether to send your spouses or children into battle. imagine if he had not just his
twitter account at his disposal when he's angry but america's entire arsenal. do we want him making those calls? someone thin-skinned and quick to anger who lashes out at the smallest criticism do we want his finger anywhere near the button? >> congressman adam schiff, ranking democratic member of the house select committee on negds, also a hillary clinton supporter. it's nice to have you with us. >> thanks, rachel. >> so you are a person who's deeply involved in matters of national security in terms of policy and in terms of thinking about it as your responsibility as a member of congress. does your thinking about this presidential racetrack with the way hillary clinton painted the contrast with donald trump today in this big speech? >> absolutely. and i think you're right, rachel, this was one of the most powerful speeches that the secretary has given yet because she uses donald trump's own
words. so the american people can understand with all that catalog of horrors that has come out of his mouth just what we're talking about. he is probably a believer in the power of relentless insults and ignorance. that ought to be the subject of his new book. just looking at some of the positions that he has taken that are antithetical to our interests. chief among them a ban on muslims coming into the country, even though we are deeply dependant on our muslim allies, our gulf allies in the war on terror. suggesting we would be benefited by a nuclear arms race in the middle east or another one in asia. praising putin, praising tiananmen square. i mean, it is just unthinkable. and it had so much more power because these were in trump's own words. a couple of things that really resonated. one was the word "unfit." i've struggled for a description of just how unsuited the man is for the office.
and that i think is exactly the right word. unfit temperamentally, unfit for lack of experience, unfit with lack of judgment. there is no way to entrust that man with the leadership of the free world. and when secretary clinton talked about how those navy s.e.a.l.s brought the women and children to safety and that how that itself was the very appearance of honor, i thought to myself as she was speaking those words, that is the appearance of presidential. very proud what was she had to say. it was a very striking contrast. >> congressman, we saw secretary clinton today make reference to how mr. trump has talked about north korea, the threat of north korea, the way he's talked about our ally south korea. simultaneously right now we've got three republican senators, including joanie ernest, who herself is an iraq war veteran, who are in south korea right now. the media report wet have from
those republican senators being in south korea, that they're doing media interviews over there telling the south koreans that donald trump doesn't mean it, that he won't be able to do the things that he says he's going to do, that he's not going to meet with kim jong-un, that he's not going to make south korea pay for what he says he's going to make them pay for in terms of spending more money to keep u.s. troops in south korea. are we at risk, without knowing whether or not he's going to be elect, are we at risk of damaging some of our closest alliances just with what he's proposed? whether or not he's going to win this election? >> oh, absolutely. he's already done significant damage. certainly done damage as i mentioned earlier with our muslim allies. the muslim countries we're trying to work together in this war on terror. also really rattled our allies like south korea that is now wondering whether it needs to question the american commitment to the security of south korea. it has rattled our nato allies for trump to talk glibly, we
don't need nato, nato is a relic. you can imagine how the baltic countries threatened by russia, watching russia invade its neighbors, must feel when it hears those kind of sentiments. it is already damaging to the country. and causing profound questions among our allies. when i travel in my intelligence capacity and meet with leaders of our sister agencies around the world, they have profound questions about the campaign, about is this real, is america really moving in this direction? all of this is antithetical to our interests. >> congressman adam schiff, ranking member of the house select committee on intelligence, thank you for being with us. i know you're busy with everything going on in california right now. thanks for being with us. much more ahead, busy news night, stay with us.
in march, the highest-ranking african-american staffer at the national republican party quit her job. she was the african-american outreach director for the republican national committee and in march she quit. that came right after the rnc's second-highest-ranking african-american staffer also quit. their communications director for black media also quit working at the rnc in march. and that came right after the other two highest-ranking african-american staffers at the rnc also quit. their deputy press secretary and their senior strategist for media engagement also quit at rnc this year. nbc was first to report on the exodus of top-level black
staffers at the rnc this spring. soon it was hard to ignoreress this is from "the root." "something unprecedented is happening at republican national committee, the rnc is losing its black staffers, all of them." so that was in march and april. then came may and june. as donald trump became the de facto republican nominee on may 3rd, he followed that up promptly on may 5th by this celebration of cinco de mayo. his i love hispanics happy taco bowl tweet. then he started attacking the highest-ranking latina in the republican party, the only latina governor ever in the history of this country. he started attacking governor susannah martinez of new mexico as lazy and slow-moving while he was campaigning in her home state. he re-upped his attacks against a judge who's overseeing his trump university fraud case. he started saying ominously to his rally audiences that the judge is a mexican.
tonight in the "wall street journal," they've broken the dispiriting news mr. trump is redoubling his attacks on judge curial. mr. trump told "the wall street journal" tonight that the judge has an absolute conflict in the case because, specifically, he is of mexican heritage. mr. trump went on to explain, i'm building a wall, it's an inherent conflict of interest. so latino judges aren't allowed to judge donald trump because -- then last night the rnc lost another top staffer, ruth guerra, she had been the head of has panic media relations for the republican national committee. as of last night she too has quit. so this is an awkward time for speaker of the house paul ryan to be epdoersing donald trump today. just as all the highest-ranking staffers for the republican
party are fleeing in the face of donald trump being the party's nominee. there's also a report in the "new york times" tonight that karl rove has taken a private meeting with donald trump. so presumably his tissue-thin resistance to mr. trump will also dissolve soon. then all the white guys in the republican party will settle into supporting donald trump as their nominee, even as the party even at their own headquarters bleeds itself of all the ranking nonwhite people who the republican party literally pays to work for them. but not to worry. they have found somebody new who the hispanic media outreach side of things. they have found somebody new to replace the hispanic media outreach coordinator who quit last night. i have to say i'm not sure how it's going to work out in the long run but they have somebody new. do you remember that donald trump lost really badly in wisconsin? he lost the wisconsin primary really badly. a lot of people attributed that to conservative talk radio hosts in wisconsin being really,
really against him there. one of the anti-trump radio hosts in wisconsin is a guy named charlie sykes. as far as i know he's still anti-donald trump even as everybody else in the republican party seems to be holding. last night charlie sykes tweeted this. not a parody, trump attributes russia knowledge to hosting miss universe pageant there. and that's true, donald trump really did claim that as one of the things hillary clinton slammed him for in her big foreign policy speech today. radio host charlie sykes tweeted this. this was one of the people who retweeted him on that. saying the charlie sykes tweet is below, not a parody. the retweet says, unfortunately, donald trump believes this. she also once tweeted that donald trump bore responsibility for the violence that happened at his chicago event in march. she also tweeted just a few weeks ago that donald trump would drive cuban-americans from
the republican party. she also tweeted that with donald trump as the republican presidential nominee, "hispanic republicans are caught in a 2016 meat grinder." and that person, the trump is putting hispanic republicans in a meat grinder, that person is who the republican party just hired to be their replacement hispanic media relations person after the old one quit because she reportedly could not stomach working on behalf of donald trump. they've now hired this woman after she deleted all those things she said on twitter about donald trump even as recently as a couple of weeks ago. she's scrubbed her history as best as it can be scrubbed. it's good they found somebody new. hard to imagine how long this is going to last, though. but at least with paul ryan on board, all the controversy will end now about what it really means to be a republican these days with donald trump at the top of the ticket. at least with paul ryan
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the commencement address this year, they did it again, it was exactly as impressive as you would think. >> class of 2016 -- dismissed! >> that was today. at the air force academy in colorado. at their graduation. but today, shortly after that flyover, one of the jets, one of the thunderbirds, one of the f-16s, crashed as it prepared to land about 20 miles away at peterson air force base. now thankfully the pilot was able to eject from the plane safely. he walked away unharmed. the pilot was later identified as air force major alex turner. major turner actually was able to meet quickly this afternoon with president obama at the commencement after this pilot had just gone through the trauma of having to eject from his f-16 before it crashed. he was okay. but that was not the only serious accident involving servicemembers today. it's an incredible coincidence but in a totally separate
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new polls just in from the democratic primary in california. senator bernie sanders has been saying confidently he thinks he can win in the golden state. two recent polls, the nbc poll yesterday, the field poll today, both showed hillary clinton up by 2 points in california, which is basically a statistical tie. now tonight these new topline numbers from the "l.a. times" poll show the race as a virtual tie. but this "l.a. times" poll shows bernie sanders actually leading hillary clinton in california by 1 point. that is among registered voters in california. that said, if you look at likely voters, the news is not as good for senator sanders. you see among likely voters hillary clinton leads him by 10 points. beyond this new polling in california, there's also the question of money. yesterday the clinton campaign announced its new fund-raising numbers from last month, they say they raised $27 million in may, up $2 million from the previous month. they report having a healthy $42
million cash on hand. as for senator sanders and his may fund-raising numbers, we don't know. sanders campaign tells nbc news they have no immediate plans to release those numbers. they do say their may total will come in below hillary clinton's numbers. they say they have not been aggressively e-mails their supporters until the past several days when they say, "several million dollars came in." but the sanders campaign is not normally this quiet about fund-raising. more typically the sanders campaign likes to trumpet new fund-raising numbers on the first day of the month. sanders' historic february followed by sanders' monster march. first day of the month, month after month, they tell you exactly what they raised. as of yesterday, first day of the month, nothing. now today, second day of the month, nothing. when reporters asked senator sanders today about his fund-raising, his response lacked his usual sanders swagger. >> how was your fund-raising last month?
>> actually quite well. remember, when you have 30 or 40 states ahead of you, you need a lot more money than when you have six states and three nonstates. so we have absolutely the financial resources that we need to run a very, very strong campaign. we're feeling pretty good. we're putting most of our resources into grassroots efforts. we have tens of thousands of volunteers in the state. >> feeling pretty good. we don't have too many states left. we have grassroots support. we have volunteers. this is a new tone from the sanders campaign. and at this point in the race, yes, we are getting close to the end. but it does raise a viability question for how it's going to end, a viability question about money. senator sanders says he has plenty of money but his campaign won't say how much. they started the month of may with $5.8 million, which is couch cushion money for a presidential campaign, particularly heading into the
most expensive state in the country, california. we know they've spent at least $1 million of that $6 million on ads so far in california. but that's really all we know about their financial health. so in terms of knowing how the democratic race is going to wrap up and win, can bernie sanders raise money like he used to, how much has he got right now, and is it enough to let him stay in this race the way he says he intends to do through june, into july and beyond? the great joy reid with us next. it takes a lot of work... to run this business. but i really love it. i'm on the move all day long... and sometimes, i just don't eat the way i should. so i drink boost® to get the nutrition that i'm missing. boost complete nutritional drink has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. all with a great taste. i don't plan on slowing down any time soon. stay strong. stay active with boost®.
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did not meet their expectations, as of this month, they had less than $6 million on hand. the clinton campaign has $42 million cash on hand. do you think, she is obviously, do you we have any way of knowing, if sanders is getting viability problems? >> it is actually fine, at the moment. hillary clinton cash on hand exceeds by foor what any of the other candidates have. the self-funding donald trump, 2.5 million cash on hand. he has super packs trying to raise for him. >> he won the primary for 15 cents. >> the sanders campaign, raised the equivalent.
they don't have super packs, she has 84 million raised by super packs. this is a big problem in california. 18 million voters, of those 18, 20% are independents. npp, no party preference, they can vote in the primary, they have to be educated to know that need to get a democratic ballot. if they don't, it takes directly away from sanders' margins. political data did a surgery of those who voted by mail. voting by mail since may. of the 40%, who said they wanted to vote for a democrat, 15% actually asked for a democratic ballot. of those, 6 and 10 were sanders' voters. they needed to vote that. >> no party preference voters can show up, and need to know to do that. >> there was a lawsuit filed by bernie sanders supporters, to
get more time that is what the campaign was supposed to since may or april. voter education that is a groind game problem, you need money to do that or a big tv campaign. not to say, hey, if you are an independent that prefers me, this is what you have to donchlths an additional hurdle you have to jump. >> msnbc, the host of am joy. can you watch it here, saturday and sunday morning at 10:00 eastern, you know that because you have been. joy, thank you. an amazing job with the weekend show. >> thank you for the support. >> nice of you to say. we have to go now, good bye. yoo the front of the school. that's where your friends are. seriously, it's, it's really fine. you don't want to be seen with your dad? no, it's..no.. this about a boy? dad! stop, please.
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disaster, prompting the city to replace lead pipe, now bogged down with the centers for disease control. how much damage the lead had done to kids in d.c., determined to prove it. tens of thousands of his own money, put his family into debt. it wasn't clear financially, how much longer he can keep up the fight. out of the blue, he got a call. prepare to receive a check for a half million dollars to use however you want. it was a genius grant from the mcarthur foundation. nobody knows who picks the recipient for those. they call you up, send you the money, no strings attached. the professor used his grant to win that fight over d.c.'s drinking water. with that vindication, because mark edwards was able to continue his work on america's drinking water, last year, a mom in michigan, who knew something was wrong with the tap water,
she decided when nobody else would listen to her, mark edwards took her call, drove 15 straight hours from virginia tech, to test water in flint michigan. that is how the country learned that state of michigan lead poisoned that city. that is an example of what one mcarthur genius grant can do. they announced they are thinking bigger. they will do a new, bigger thing. once every three years, they will award $100 million, designed to solve a problem for people, places or the planet. not a grant to a genius, but a grant to a genius idea. the first $100 million winner will be chosen next fall. the process of finalists and big prizes, that process will be
public. so, even the proposals that don't win might attract backing from somewhere else. what problem could you solve with $100 million to solve it? applications are due october 3rd. get thinking. that does it for us tonight. now it is time for "the lard word with lawrence o'donnell." >> you are getting the o'donnell genius award for your work on the story in flint, michigan. it isn't a lot of money, it is actually a coffee. but at the fancy coffee place downstairs. >> i will take it as long as it comes with good company. >> it will. >> donald trump is actually in the middle of a campaign speech in california right now. where he mentioned hillary